Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Defining Problems


For John, BLUFIf you get to define the terms you get to drive the discussion.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



How do we define sexual assault?  The person with the chalk in their hand, the person writing down the definitions, gets to define the discussion.  Here is a discussion of the defining of the issue.

Given that we believe in the autonomy of the individual, we believe in individual freedom, these definitions and our understanding of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable is important for our society.  At its most basic level, the offering of a hand to shake seems perfectly acceptable all around.  How about kissing one another's cheeks (or just one cheek)?  I am not as comfortable with that as with shaking hands.  Then it goes from there up to and including the most intimate sexual contact.

The thing is, if something that offends you is not included, you are being dismissed, perhaps for someone else's political agenda.

Hat tip to the Instapundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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